𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐙𝐄 × 𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐋𝐈𝐍 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏: 𝐃𝐈𝐘 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐂 𝐓𝐎𝐏𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐏𝐇𝐈𝐄𝐒
𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 2021
As the world is unraveling this past year, cultural events in physical space remain postponed indefinitely. Most of these happenings have shifted online with artists and audiences atomized across the world, connecting via 0s and 1s. With Easterndaze x Berlin, the connection between communities and collectives will be symbolic - it will not happen physically per se, nor via online streams or virtual get-togethers. The collaborations will take place in the form of a compilation and zine, a video installation, a week-long community radio marathon, and a presentation of historical and contemporary music videos.
𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌 // 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 - 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 & 𝘡𝘪𝘯𝘦
Amek (Sofia) x Vaagner (Berlin) present “An Embrace” Compilation format: cassette & digital
Bandcamp release date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Preview & pre-order: https://easterndaze.bandcamp.com/album/an-embrace
Subtext (Berlin/Bristol) presents Forking by Holly Childs (Adelaide) & Gediminas Žygus (Vilnius)
Date: September (tba) 2021
Venue: Bärenzwinger, Berlin
𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘙𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘞𝘦𝘦𝘬
Cashmere Radio (Berlin) x IDA Radio (Tallinn / Helsinki) x Lahmacun radio (Budapest) x Radio Kapitał (PL)
Dates: April 19 - April 23, 2021; live broadcast event on April 23, 2021
𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘻𝘦 𝘹 𝘒𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘻𝘰𝘯𝘢
Videodrome at ZÖNOTÉKA
Date: September 23 – 26, 2021
ABOUT EASTERNDAZE X BERLIN
Easterndaze x Berlin first took place in 2016 as a music festival and film series geared to present music from Eastern European DIY music scenes in Berlin, where music from Eastern European countries is underrepresented despite the city’s proximity to Central and Eastern Europe, drawing on the Easterndaze project which aims to inform about underground music of the CEE region. Other key aims were the facilitation of cooperation and networking of these scenes and contributing in a small way to changing the exoticizing discourse often still rooted in Cold War clichés. Two further editions took place in 2018 and 2019, also facilitating such collaborative works as the split tape of Exiles, Technologie + das Unheimliche and Total Black imprints.
Artwork & Design: Elod Janky
Kaput - Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop
The project was initiated by Easterndaze x Berlin and funded by Musikfonds e.V.
by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.